Result: Daisuke Matsuzaka gave up five runs in five innings, and the Mets couldn’t muster enough offense as they fell to the Braves by the score of 5-4 on Tuesday night in Atlanta.
Need to Know: Christian Bethancourt gave the Braves a 1-0 lead with a two-out single in the second inning. After a long two-run home run by Curtis Granderson put the Mets on top 2-1 in the third, the Braves scored a run in the bottom half of the inning off Daisuke Matsuzaka to tie the game. Matsuzaka continued to struggle in the fourth, serving up run-scoring two-out hits to opposing pitcher Mike Minor and Andrelton Simmons as the Braves went ahead 5-2. A two-run home run by Daniel Murphy in the top of the fifth drew the Mets to within 5-4. Carlos Torres kept the Mets in the game with three no-hit innings, but the Mets never seriously threatened from the sixth inning on.
Game Ball: Split it between Granderson and Murphy, who each smacked two-run home runs for the Mets.
What’s Next: The Mets wrap up their three-game series against the Braves on Wednesday night in Atlanta. Jacob deGrom gets the start for the Mets, opposed by Julio Teheran for the Braves. The game starts at 7:10 p.m. ET.